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Five Artists in the News: Frida Kahlo’s Lost Painting, Wilfredo Lam’s Asia Homecoming and the Man Who Stole Munch’s The Scream

3 min read  ·  08 Jul 2024

Le château de bouteilles by Jean Dubuffet sold for $493,400. Image courtesy of Sotheby's, Online

Market: Jean Dubuffet led Sotheby's $3.66m 'Modern & Contemporary Discoveries' online auction. For more highlights, see the HENI News report.

New York: Dorothy Lichtenstein, the widow of Roy Lichtenstein, has died. She was 84. As head of her husband’s foundation, she distributed its collections to US museums, including the Whitney, reports ARTnews.

Hong Kong: Wifredo Lam is the subject of a show at the Asia Society, which explores the Cuban Modernist’s Cantonese and African heritage, Artomity reports.

London: Mark Leckey has created the sound for a dance piece performed by National Youth Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells. The Turner-prize winning artist shares his eclectic cultural taste with The Guardian.

Warsaw: Frida Kahlo gave a painting to the USSR, which Stalin never displayed in Moscow. Last seen in Poland, it is still missing. Will it ever be found?, asks The Times.

In other news

Oslo: The man who stole Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Paal Enger, has died. The former soccer player turned art thief was 57.

"‘You know the costumes at the Vatican Police? They are made out of wool designed by Michelangelo himself. Very beautiful. I knew I’d get arrested. I wanted to be arrested by them.’ Pat Oleszko recalls getting detained for her performance piece Nincompope. The 77-year-old artist has was speaking as she enjoys her first gallery show in New York's ​​David Peter Francis gallery"

- Interview Magazine